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Parties in France Unite Against Marine Le Pen

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:17:30 GMT

Marine Le Pen at a rally in Hénin-Beaumont, France, on Sunday.The leader of the far-right National Front condemned calls by mainstream party leaders to oppose her presidential bid and to support her rival, Emmanuel Macron.


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French Markets Surge After Euro Withstands Attack From the Right

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:50:18 GMT

Marine Le Pen, one of two remaining candidates for the French presidency, in Henin-Beaumont, France, on Sunday. She has long disdained the euro as a malevolent threat to prosperity.With the prospect that Marine Le Pen could claim the presidency sowing concerns about the currency, the results of the election’s first round provided some respite.


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Le Pen’s Inner Circle Fuels Doubt About Bid to ‘Un-Demonize’ Her Party

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:18:52 GMT

Supporters attended a presidential campaign rally for the National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, in Lyon, France, in February. Ms. Le Pen has been working to sanitize the image of the party.Two of the French candidate’s associates have longtime links to Nazi sympathizers and have been central to the National Front’s campaign finance scandals.


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Macron Wants to Change France. But Will Voters Elect an Unknown?

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:27:23 GMT

Emmanuel Macron, a French presidential candidate, at his office in Paris last week.Emmanuel Macron has no political party to speak of and has never held elected office, but he is one of the front-runners in Sunday’s election.


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News Analysis: French Parties Unify Against Le Pen: ‘This Is Deadly Serious Now’

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:09:09 GMT

Supporters of Marine Le Pen cheered in celebration on Sunday in Hénin-Beaumont, France.Marine Le Pen’s advancement to France’s presidential runoff on May 7 is a political earthquake. But now other parties are unifying to stop her.


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Congressional Memo: Five Key Questions as a Government Shutdown Looms

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:53:45 GMT

President Trump will mark his 100th day in office on Saturday. His team’s efforts to demonstrate progress on key promises like a border wall and more military spending before then are complicating negotiations to keep the government funded.The Trump administration wants to use the deadline as leverage on a border wall, military spending, health care and more, raising the prospects of a shutdown.


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On Washington: Republicans Agree on No Shutdown, but Not on How to Avoid One

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:16 GMT

Senator Steve Daines, Republican of Montana, and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, this month. Allowing the federal government to go dark on their watch might be hard to explain for Republicans.Lawmakers and the Trump White House have been unable to agree on a plan to fund the government beyond Friday, despite months of staring at the hard deadline.


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China’s Leader Urges Restraint on North Korea in Call With Trump

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:08:32 GMT

President Trump with President Xi Jinping of China at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., this month. The latest call between the leaders came during warnings that North Korea may be preparing a nuclear test.The comments by Xi Jinping reflected fears that tensions between the North and the United States and its allies in Asia could spiral into military conflict.


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With Ally in Oval Office, Immigration Hard-Liners Ascend to Power

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:43:54 GMT

Trump supporters at Los Angeles International Airport in February, a day after a federal judge blocked the president’s order suspending entry from several predominantly Muslim countries.Proponents of a tough stance on illegal entry have taken top jobs in the Trump administration, and they are seeing their ideas become policy.


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California Today: California Today: A Big Swing on Sanctuary Cities

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:47:46 GMT

A protester outside the Los Angeles Immigration Court building last month.Monday: An attitude shift on sanctuary policies, the risk-taking of Uber’s C.E.O., and an oasis rises in the Coachella Valley.


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

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Mediator: Floyd Abrams Sees Trump’s Anti-Media Tweets as Double-Edged Swords

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:24:28 GMT

Floyd Abrams at his Manhattan office. In his new book, “The Soul of the First Amendment,” he argues that the United States’ protections for free speech are the best in the world, at least for now.Mr. Abrams, a titan of free speech jurisprudence, says the Twitter trail could be a gift to lawyers defending journalists during leak investigations.


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U.S. Sanctions Syrian Government Workers After Sarin Attack

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:08:25 GMT

Steven T. Mnuchin, left, the secretary of the Treasury, announced sanctions on Monday in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria. “We take Syria’s disregard for innocent human life very seriously,” he said.The United States is seeking to punish those behind chemical weapons attacks carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s government.


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Genocide’s Legacy: A Museum in a Khmer Rouge Prison

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:50:03 GMT

At least 1.7 million people died during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Take a 360 tour of a former prison that has been transformed into a museum to preserve the history of the Cambodian genocide.



Trump Calls @AstroPeggy at the International Space Station

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:21:47 GMT

Ivanka Trump joined the call, in which the president congratulated Peggy Whitson for setting a new U.S. space record.



De Blasio Proposes Expanding Public Pre-K to 3-Year-Olds

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:22:59 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio visiting a pre-kindergarten class in Brooklyn last year. He said his administration would begin expanding pre-kindergarten in September.The plan would expand Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature program slowly, starting in two districts, in the Bronx and Brooklyn, next year.


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2 Top Afghanistan Military Officials Resign After Taliban Attack

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:36:37 GMT

The Afghan minister of defense, Gen. Abdullah Habibi, left, and the army chief of staff, Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim, both resigned on Monday.The defense minister and the army chief of staff stepped down after the deadliest Taliban attack of the war — which U.S. officials say was planned by Haqqani leadership.


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Charge Rodrigo Duterte With Mass Murder, Lawyer Tells The Hague

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:48:46 GMT

Suspected drug dealers were shot dead in Quezon City, the Philippines, in October. A Filipino lawyer has accused President Rodrigo Duterte of being the “mastermind” of a wave of thousands of killings over three decades.A complaint filed with the International Criminal Court said that the Philippine president was the “mastermind” of a campaign that has killed more than 9,400 people since 1988.


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Introducing All the News That’s Fit to Snap

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:15:38 GMT

Since the earliest days of social media, The New York Times has published on a host of platforms. Now we’re adding Snapchat Discover to the mix.


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Phys Ed: An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Runners tended to live about three more years than nonrunners, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight.


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No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:05:32 GMT

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of several prototypes being designed by Kitty Hawk, a start-up based in Mountain View, Calif.This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft you could fly around town.


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Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:20:10 GMT

Travis Kalanick’s drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has at times put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion.


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Obama Steps Back Into Public Life, Trying to Avoid One Word: Trump

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:36:18 GMT

Former President Barack Obama spoke during an event at the University of Chicago on Monday.Speaking at a University of Chicago event, former President Barack Obama said helping to prepare the next generation of political leadership would be a major goal.


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Memo From Mexico: Where Machismo Is Entrenched, Focus Moves to the Trenches

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:20:58 GMT

Ruben Guzmán, right, led a group of men through a therapy session addressing the machismo culture of Mexico.Some Mexican men, concerned that their macho views have harmed their relationships with women, are trying group therapy. Will that change the culture?


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At 17, ‘the Tiger Woods of Pole Vaulting’ Soars Ahead of His Time

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:41:32 GMT

Armand Duplantis, nicknamed Mondo, demonstrating a training device for pole-vaulting this month.Mondo Duplantis is the only high school vaulter to have cleared 19 feet, and he has done it twice this year.


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Amtrak at a Junction: Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:21 GMT

Amtrak workers repairing tracks at Pennsylvania Station in New York after one of two derailments there in the last month. Amtrak acknowledged that its tracks were in poor shape and not being properly maintained.Accidents and congestion at Penn Station and maintenance issues plague Amtrak. It needs a new Hudson River tunnel. But it could face major funding cuts.


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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:38:47 GMT

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People Are Seeing U.F.O.s Everywhere, and This Book Proves It

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:35:16 GMT

A protest in Washington, D.C., in 1995 outside the offices of the General Accounting Office.An unlikely new reference guide breaks down U.F.O. sightings county by county, shape by shape, month by month.


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Review: ‘Great News,’ Served Up by a Dysfunctional Crew

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:19:21 GMT

Andrea Martin, right, and Briga Heelan play mother-daughter television studio colleagues on NBC’s “Great News.”A new workplace sitcom, with Tina Fey as an executive producer, stars Andrea Martin and Briga Heelan as a mother and daughter in TV news. Mom’s the intern.


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New Orleans Begins Removing Confederate Monuments, Under Police Guard

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:13:52 GMT

Workers dismantle an an obelisk dedicated to the Battle of Liberty Place, which commemorated whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government.Workers dressed in flak jackets, helmets and scarves to conceal their identities because of concerns about their safety removed a statute early on Monday.


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El Chapo Complains About Conditions at Manhattan Jail

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:27 GMT

The high-security federal jail known as the Metropolitan Correctional Center, near Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, has housed some of New York’s highest-risk federal defendants. Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo, has resided there since January.The drug lord and serial prison escapee has been protesting issues including the tap water, visitor restrictions and the television programming in the rec room.


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On the Runway: Jimmy Choo on the Block as Owner Trades Luxury for Coffee

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:23:31 GMT

The spring 2017 collection by Jimmy Choo, shown in Milan last September.The European company JAB is refocusing on the food and drinks empire it has been building in the United States, including its recent deal to buy Panera.


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The New Health Care: Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:30:02 GMT

Research shows treatment for substance abuse disorders is a great value for society, but many programs have long waiting lists.


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One 12-Year-Old’s 800-Mile Drive Across Australia

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:22:18 GMT

Lightning Ridge, on the edge of the outback in Australia. The conditions of the roads in the area can be grueling, with long, empty stretches for miles.The police stopped a sport utility vehicle that was being driven by a boy who was by himself in the middle of nowhere.


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Welcome to the World’s Coolest Kindergarten

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:18 GMT

In Hamburg, Germany, it’s kindergarten with a view to excite any sports fan: The program is inside the F.C. St. Pauli soccer club’s stadium.“My God, my kid needs to go here”: In Hamburg, Germany, a professional soccer stadium is also home to an early-education program.


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An Early Look at the Grill, in the Former Four Seasons Space

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:26:39 GMT

The first of two new restaurants in the Seagram Building opens May 2, with dishes and décor that evoke 1958.



Orson Welles’s Diaries and Scripts Head to Archive

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:04:35 GMT

Jeanne Moreau and Orson Welles in their 1965 film, “Chimes at Midnight.” Welles’s heavily annotated script for the film is among the items newly acquired by the University of Michigan from his youngest daughter, Beatrice Welles.Letters and diaries from a young Welles, along with unpublished scripts, have been acquired by the University of Michigan.


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